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Tech placed among America’s best in Forbes ranking

by Minden Press-Herald

For the second consecutive year, Louisiana Tech University has been named to Forbes’ America’s Top Colleges list, one of only two public universities recognized in the state.
 
Throughout this week, Louisiana Tech has been recognized as a top university in the state, one that “checks all the boxes” with impressive graduation rates, high graduate salaries, and great outcomes for low-income students. Among all universities listed, Tech is 73rd nationally for lowest average debt for graduates.
 
“This accolade is a testament to our commitment to providing high-quality education and fostering the success of our students,” said University President Les Guice. “Being able to not only compete but shine on a national level is a crucial element of the University’s mission and a driving force of our efforts at all times.”
 
Forbes chose “doctoral research universities, master’s universities and colleges, and baccalaureate colleges, as well as colleges that offered specialized programs in engineering, business, and art.” The methodology used to qualify for the list is based on information focused on retention rate, academic success, graduate debt, alumni salaries, graduation rates, return on investment, and leadership and entrepreneurial success of graduates. Data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), College Scorecard, and PayScale were used.
 
The 2023 Forbes rankings come at a time when Tech has been recognized as a Top Tier National University by U.S. News and World Report and as the Top Public University and Best Value College by Niche. The University announced earlier this week its largest first-time freshmen class in school history.

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